Table 15_2_5-1

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 15_2_5.1
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions, age 18 and over, with appendicitis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions), by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
WhiteBlackAPI
RateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total287.21.6282.71.9317.35.9270.18.2283.24.0
Age18–44209.52.5202.62.9230.87.0211.110.9219.94.6
45–64395.23.7402.04.2426.213.2342.615.9347.410.1
65 and over537.35.5538.45.9606.622.1500.324.9503.019.3
Age65–69502.19.4503.310.4576.138.6424.046.8494.129.2
70–74515.910.8521.512.2575.443.6482.146.0451.839.9
75–79567.511.7566.412.6688.750.5528.558.2523.545.1
80–84570.714.6567.216.1621.068.6619.365.3538.058.0
85 and over602.417.8595.018.9630.981.9592.4108.4658.285.1
GenderMale308.02.2300.82.7338.58.4291.611.6314.45.6
Female260.12.3258.92.7289.58.0244.811.4243.55.8
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)308.83.3304.44.4321.98.7312.122.2302.26.6
Second quartile294.23.2289.73.9310.312.1302.720.2276.37.7
Third quartile284.33.0282.03.5318.613.6255.415.2273.88.0
Fourth quartile (highest income)265.82.9266.73.3294.715.6248.311.8257.79.3
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan282.72.7274.83.7307.88.4265.110.7280.95.3
Large fringe metropolitan275.83.2272.43.6321.412.5267.020.0253.69.3
Medium metropolitan289.03.6284.74.2339.615.2272.819.3283.89.3
Small metropolitan305.55.9296.36.5316.523.0247.942.2312.521.2
Micropolitan (nonmetro)301.25.1297.55.6303.624.0255.027.1358.618.7
Noncore (nonmetro)306.46.7301.87.2319.228.8**355.526.8
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance273.62.6275.32.9292.79.0255.910.8242.97.4
Medicare313.813.1308.215.3287.124.3157.523.2316.133.7
Medicaid308.36.3320.09.4312.216.7290.724.8294.410.0
Other insurance312.68.9294.711.3257.823.0310.334.4330.116.0
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge324.06.5325.29.7310.013.3318.224.1307.58.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast265.33.2265.93.8303.312.1234.116.7235.49.2
Midwest294.43.8292.24.1326.514.8246.628.7266.918.9
South299.42.8292.33.3326.58.3254.620.5297.16.6
West282.33.2273.04.3296.016.2276.410.9293.26.2
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit281.71.9279.42.2310.67.0263.59.3269.25.0
Private, for profit294.84.2286.55.2323.115.0276.024.8292.18.7
Public311.94.8302.36.1344.814.8302.121.9328.110.0
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching279.33.1274.04.1318.69.5270.014.0264.77.0
Nonteaching289.91.9285.22.2315.87.5270.910.1290.74.8
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan280.92.7269.63.5314.88.6268.410.5281.35.2
Large fringe metropolitan274.83.4272.43.8309.612.3251.622.2251.79.5
Medium metropolitan292.03.6288.94.2331.214.8262.918.9288.59.3
Small metropolitan314.25.7304.16.2329.421.9306.042.9335.921.5
Micropolitan (nonmetro)299.65.0298.45.5286.122.3269.527.9327.418.5
Noncore (nonmetro)298.59.0294.89.7296.936.0**284.633.3
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100294.84.1292.64.6326.620.7286.534.5306.013.6
100–299280.02.4277.12.9299.79.4268.610.9274.86.1
300–499296.43.2286.83.9333.710.3273.216.7300.07.1
500 or more284.24.1280.25.1320.512.3258.920.0263.49.2

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2005. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 15_2_5-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/15_healthcareutilization/T15_2_5-1.html